HBL Interview: Brunno Jahara

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Batucada collection, made from aluminium, by Brunno Jahara

Up-and-coming Brazilian designer Brunno Jahara has already worked with Jaime HayĆ³n, exhibited his designs around the world and been picked by the Campana brothers as a hot new talent. Jahara spoke to WGSN-homebuildlife about studying abroad, new projects and the importance of materials:

"Almost 100% of my projects are materials-led, which means the shape, function and everything else orbit around this choice. Right now I’m working with recycled leather, silver, ceramics, glass, marble... many, many things. I try to explore the material's strengths and make the most out of it."

Shelter Bench, a unique piece made from recycled plastic, by Brunno Jahara

We also asked Jahara whether he thought Brazil is still looking for an identity when it comes to design.

"We have a great design and architecture history, and I feel we are gaining more and more respect internationally lately. We still need more support from manufacturers, who are slowly realising that hiring a designer is not a luxury - it's a business strategy."

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